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#3141 mrsnova

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    Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

    Has anyone chose the Mint Breeze package? I originally thought I would for sure want the reception on the beach or at least an open air space, but when I found out the price difference and realized we would have 50+ people (the Strawberry package costs $66/pp after 15 people!) I had to look at other packages due to budget. I am thinking it might be nice to have air conditioning for dancing and such but still having a hard time deciding on this...

    Any advice?


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    #3142 FireyNurse

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      Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

      Great Question! We were hoping to have a reading done as well!

      Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 

      Does anyone know during the ceremony is there a spot for someone to do a reading?

       



      #3143 chrisdior

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        Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

        Hey past Barcelo brides I'm trying to decide where I should have my ceremony. We were not lucky enough to have a site visit and basically are planning everything based on pictures. I have chosen playa azul for the reception. At first I wanted to have it at 2 separate location (ceremony/reception) but now I'm unsure. I saw pics of the setup for a ceremony at playa azul and the landscape is gorgeous. Gazebo is definitely out as we want more of a beach setting. Just wanted some suggestions. please respond.

        #3144 780chick

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          Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:10 AM

          Originally Posted by FireyNurse 

          We are trying to decide on centrepieces and are struggling between paying for them at the resort or bringing our own down....can anyone give some advice on what they did?

           

          We will have less than 25 people likely, nothing big and not too many tables, and were hoping for a vase with flowers and water and crystals in the bottom or something along those lines. I know the planner sent me some options they have but they are not exactly cheap, I am just not sure if the price is worth it instead of the hassle of taking them down with us.

           

          thanks!!

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          We just used the free centerpieces from the resort.  They put a tea light in the middle.  Plus we brought down other things to place on the tables: maracas, ribbon wands, matchstick mints, table numbers.  I think it looked nice! 



          #3145 780chick

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            Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:35 AM

            Originally Posted by chrisdior 

            Hey past Barcelo brides I'm trying to decide where I should have my ceremony. We were not lucky enough to have a site visit and basically are planning everything based on pictures. I have chosen playa azul for the reception. At first I wanted to have it at 2 separate location (ceremony/reception) but now I'm unsure. I saw pics of the setup for a ceremony at playa azul and the landscape is gorgeous. Gazebo is definitely out as we want more of a beach setting. Just wanted some suggestions. please respond.

             

            We had our ceremony on Coral Beach at the Palace.  This was perfect because it is a beach location looking over coral so nobody walks behind your ceremony, there are palm trees for shade for your guests and because it was close to everybody's rooms they had some time to go back and change or to one of the bars/buffets after the 3pm ceremony while we took our pictures on the beach.ELI_5879.JPGELI_6030.JPG



            #3146 Brenners

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              Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

              Hi chrisdior.  Sorry for the delayed response!  No, we were not charged a fee for having a videographer.  The only fee we paid was for having an external photographer.

               

              Someone else asked about a place for a reading.  We had my husband's aunt do a reading at our ceremony.  She came up to stand next to the table where we were standing and everyone could see her just fine.  The audio is really good at Barcelo and it is all very clear on our video.

               

              Also, someone mentioned doing programs for the wedding.  We thought about it but decided against it.  For one thing, it is generally pretty windy on the beach so unless your ceremony is indoors, they will likely fly away.  Also, your guests will likely just throw them away.  If you want to spend the time, money and effort into creating them, you can but we chose to put our efforts into a welcome letter, map of the resort, activities schedule for those events we had planned and a general overview of the resort and things to do.  This we thought would be much more appreciated by our guests as it was something that would be helpful during their stay.  Just a thought.

               

               

              Originally Posted by chrisdior 


              Brenners did you get any fees for having a videographer?


              #3147 Hrcahill

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                Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

                Hello everyone!  I finally posted a review on my wedding at the Barcelo Maya Palace.  Our wedding was on June 22.  http://www.bestdesti...clusive/reviews  Everything was so wonderful and this site has been so helpful!  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.  Also, I added pictures from the wedding and reception on my profile, so you can look at those to get some ideas of what things will look like!  Have fun planning!



                #3148 mrsnova

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                  Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

                  Does anyone have pictures and/or know which flowers are available for bouquets (flowers that are included in the package and ones that are extra cost)? 


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                  #3149 juliboley

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                    Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

                    If I attached the three page PDF of the bouquet options here, will you be able to view them or should I email them?  From my WC, "it’s not necessary that you choose the same bouquet, you can mix and match. The flowers that have an extra cost are: orchids, calla lilies, peonies (these are not regional flowers)"  



                    #3150 Avens

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                      Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

                      I think only the coloured Calla Lillies and Orchids cost more.  I had white Calla Lillies in my bouquet, and I didn't even ask for them.

                      Originally Posted by juliboley 

                      If I attached the three page PDF of the bouquet options here, will you be able to view them or should I email them?  From my WC, "it’s not necessary that you choose the same bouquet, you can mix and match. The flowers that have an extra cost are: orchids, calla lilies, peonies (these are not regional flowers)"  






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